meta, CWs, rant
@pigsflew we're back to normal! Sod's law that this happens when I go on holiday and take a break from computers.
@maffsie hasn't been online in 5 days and i don't think this instance has any other admins...
i dun want another profile, i want *this* profile 😢
Not the source, but this is where I found it: https://www.reddit.com/r/CPTSDmemes/comments/ciq5xv/i_was_today_years_old_when_i_realized_this_its/
relatedly: No two of [IGCs, VGCs, Actual Gender, Assigned Gender at Birth] need agree.
when someone's AG doesn't match their AGAB, we call it being transgender or gender variant.
when someone's VGCs don't match their AG, we call it crossdressing.
When someone's IGCs don't match their AG, we call it unfortunate
lots of reasons can cause a person's IGCs to not match their AGAB, whether they are GNC or not.
Having that be normal even from people who pass as their actual gender is invaluable when you *don't*, or when your gender is less obviously in our binary-centric society. Enby people are real and valid.
Posting your pronouns when you pass for your gender is how you normalize this invaluable signal for those less lucky than you.
Most baby trans people at some point will find pronoun declaration to be an important part of how they gain the respect that should be common courtesy. [3/3]
For whatever (read: Bad) reasons, humans are almost universally taught to favor involuntary GCs over voluntary when determining how to interact with someone else.
Declaring your pronouns is one extremely literal, extremely controllable GC that, yes, the ignorant may ignore, but allies will *respect*. [2/3]
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